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First their hands were tied. Now SPAD’s hands are off?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, indicating that the Land Public Transport Commission no longer had any role in the MRT project since the railway scheme had been approved by the Minister of Transport. Aside from this being total hokum, since SPAD does have a responsibility […]

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When will we see public transport as a public utility?

We at TRANSIT spent the weekend thinking about public transport and the public perception of public transport. We wondered why Malaysians are still stuck in the mindset that public transport is a service for the poor, which, ironically, must be provided by private companies (which does not really work), with competition to keep prices low […]

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No bus for you, Jalan Permai in Seremban! Ok lah, 1 bus for you.

TRANSIT took note of this article informing about the limited resumption of bus service passing along Jalan Permai in Seremban. The Seremban Town Service had recently stopped serving the route. The complaints of the residents were highlighted in a recent article in the Star Metro as well as a post by TRANSIT. The resumption of […]

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Interesting FMT interview with SPAD chair Syed Hamid Albar (Update #1)

Updated with comments from TRANSIT! TRANSIT has taken note of a series of articles in Free Malaysia Today, detailing an interview with SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar. TRANSIT will reserve our comments until the entire series is posted. In the meantime you can find links to the articles (3 at the time of this posting) […]

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Pudu Sentral? Is that the best you can do?

TRANSIT took note of this article in which the Prime Minister has announced that he would rename Puduraya as Pudu Sentral. We at TRANSIT appreciate that Prime Minister Najib has showed that he is paying attention to public transport. Yet at the same time we simply cannot understand the why’s and how’s of this situation. […]

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HR Minister urges rethink in transport industry. TRANSIT: Wait until you see his suggestion. (Update #1)

Update: The Minister of Transport has also chimed in with his view that bus operators need to improve their human resources before looking at foreign workers! See the new article at the bottom of this post TRANSIT took note of this interesting article in which the Human Resources Minister S. Subramaniam responds to a request […]

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KTM Update: Railwaymen’s Union to strike at the ‘heart’ of Malaysia?

Any way you look at it, the recent protest by the Railwaymen’s Union appears to be a game changer in Malaysian politics and certainly within the public transport industry. Not only has the RUM protested publicly & directly against KTMB President Dr. Aminuddin, the Chief of RUM (Abdul Razak Md. Hassan) has clearly threatened that […]

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SPAD: Don’t politicize public transport. TRANSIT: Too late, the train has left the station.

TRANSIT took note of an interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, in which he warned public transport operators not to politicize issues with public transport. But as you can see from our analysis, his comments may come too late. Two recent events and a few others have demonstrated to us that […]

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Taxi: are cabbies going to get ‘political’ on the gov’t as well?

TRANSIT took note of a very interesting article in Free Malaysia Today, announcing that cab drivers were going to organize a protest on Sunday, 31 July over what is described as government apathy over the issues they have raised. We have to wonder if this protest, coming so soon after a protest of KTM Railwaymen’s […]

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Melaka tram project to “go legit”?

Some of our readers may have heard of the phrase “to go legit’” (legitimate). One might think that the phrase “to go legit” refers to when criminal concerns (you know, mafia, gangsters, politicians) attempt to exit their life of “crime” and find legitimate ways to earn money. In some cases, to “go legit” actually refers […]